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Take A Walk Through Time

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The Trego County Historical Society Museum includes many different displays from our history dating back to the mid 1800s. Our collections include vintage clothing, medical, farming on the prairie, military, household goods, and local community histories. On our grounds we also have an original one-room schoolhouse, Pleasant Valley, that was relocated in 1997. We have recently added a new addition to the museum which features a large mural, painted by local artists, of past Trego County life. 


Join us for our Kansas Day Program
Story of the High Plains
January 29
2:00 PM


The program this year will be the “Story of the High Plains” presented by Don Rowlison, site administrator for the Cottonwood Ranch at Studley.  Don will share the history and development of the High Plains region of Kansas. 

The High Plains region stretches across the western third of Kansas.  It contains vast flatlands, broken up occasionally by streams and river valleys.  The history of the plains will take us back hundreds of years to the beginning, when the first explorers discovered the area and then how the land changed as the homesteaders came to settle the area.  With progress and growth brought more changes to the land and people of this area.         


Rowlison graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in education with an emphasis in archeology.  After serving as the project archeologist for the Kansas Historical Society, he took the job as site administrator for the Cottonwood Ranch.  He is a fifth generation Kansan whose ancestors ranched and raised livestock on the High Plains.               


Plan to join us at the Trego County Historical Society’s Kansas Day celebration to learn and discover more about this unique piece of Kansas history. 

For more information, contact the Trego County Historical Society at 785-743-2964. 

About Us


The Trego County Historical Society was founded in 1969 with the first building being dedicated in 1975. The Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse was relocated onsite in 1997. The groundwork for the new addition began in 2014 and the first event was held there in 2105 without electricity. We are currently working towards completion. Donations are greatly appreciated to help fund this project. 


Please call 785-743-2964 in advance to make a weekend appointment to visit the museum. 


Third Tuesday of each month


February 21 @ 7:00 PM

March 21 @ 7:00 PM

April 18 @ 7:00 PM

Current Exhibits

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